Dynamic Duo Podcast featured in Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

Our Dynamic Duo Podcast was featured in an article thanks to The Vision Therapy Center in southern Wisconsin! Check out the link to read all about it and discover more great resources on developmental optometry and vision therapy… http://www.thevisiontherapycenter.com/discovering-vision-therapy/dynamic-duo-enlists-others-to-spread-the-word-about-vision-therapy

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The Connection Between Vision and the Vestibular System – Part 3

In our January blog post we reviewed some of the visual issues that can arise with vestibular disorders. So to continue this topic further, we thought it’d be a good time to review treatment options that help address these challenging visual issues. An exam by a developmental optometrist is the first place to start to[…]

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The Connection Between Vision and the Vestibular System – Part 2

In our last blog post we discussed the connection between the vestibular system and visual system via the automatic function known as the vestibulo-ocular reflex. In this follow up post we’ll be covering the visual issues that can arise from an impaired VOR reflex. Nystagmus – Repetitive uncontrolled movement of the eyes in a side[…]

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The Connection Between Vision and the Vestibular System – Part 1

A great analogy for explaining the connection between the visual system and the vestibular system is described in an article by the Vestibular Disorders Association. That analogy consists of a photographer and camera. The vestibular system is the photographer that is responsible for holding the camera, the visual system, steady for producing clear pictures. So[…]

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Success with Vision Therapy for Post-Concussion Vision Disorders

A case series published in Optometry and Vision Science reviewed patient records during a time frame of 18 months from two private practices. Eighty percent of patients (175 out of 218) with a mean age of 20.5 years were recommended vision therapy after a concussion. Post-concussion vision problems were prevalent with the most common diagnoses[…]

Vision and Sports Performance

Not only do poor visual skills cause difficulties in reading and learning in the classroom, but they also significantly affect your child’s performance on the field as an athlete. The visual system accounts for over 80% of the sensory information our brain relies on for directing the dynamic movement of the body. A great example[…]

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Vision Therapy and Orthoptics – What’s the Difference?

A helpful approach to distinguishing these two terms is to think of vision therapy as the umbrella term for a treatment program that develops, restores, or enhances multiple areas of visual function and performance. Whereas orthoptics is just one component under this umbrella that addresses the mechanics of eye movements. Vision therapy is the broader[…]

Vision and learning difficulties

The ABCs of Vision Issues

Children with visual impairments experience greater difficulty with school-related tasks such as reading and writing, playing sports, and achieving success in future work roles. The most common vision problems in school-age children include focusing deficits, eye movement and tracking difficulties, amblyopia (lazy eye) and/or strabismus (wandering eye). Here are some signs to look for in[…]

Vision and Concussion

Vision is so important; vision is integrated throughout the whole brain. Humans are very much visual-spatial beings and when the visual spatial skills, that are relied on, become compromised from a concussion, difficulties may arise. Those difficulties could relate to adverse cognitive, memory, physical, emotional as well as visual symptoms. A large percentage of people[…]